Why This Middle Schooler Won't Calculate Her Body Mass Index
An eighth-grader was asked to determine her BMI on an assignment, but she wrote an essay instead.By Katherine Biek | April 5, 2016
An eighth-grader in Indiana was asked to calculate her body mass index for a homework assignment.
You can figure out BMI by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared. The higher the final number supposedly means there's more body fat.
But the student refused to include her BMI on her assignment and instead wrote an essay explaining why.